The Red Sox brought on closer Koji Uehara (3-2) in a tie game to
start the ninth and the right-hander surrendered a single to Anthony
Rizzo and a double to Starlin Castro before Valbuena lifted a fly to
right. Pedro Strop (1-3) ended up with the win in relief and Hector
Rondon picked up his 11th save.
Castro finished with two hits and Chris Coghlan drove in a run for
the Cubs, who posted just two runs in each of the first two games of
the series but came out with the win in each. Dustin Pedroia
delivered three hits and an RBI as Boston failed to score more than
three runs for the 14th time in 17 games.
The Red Sox squandered a scoring chance in the second, when they
committed two baserunning outs, but finally broke through in the
fifth when Pedroia’s single plated Jackie Bradley Jr. Chicago got
that run right back in the next half-inning as Justin Ruggiano led
off with a double, moved up on Darwin Barney’s single and scored on
Coghlan’s fielder’s choice.
Edwin Jackson allowed one run on six hits while walking four over
six innings for the Cubs. Clay Buchholz made his second start since
coming off the disabled list for Boston and surrendered one run on
five hits in 6 1/3 frames.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Uehara said after the game that he's been dealing
with "a little bit of fatigue." ... Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts went
0-for-4 and is 6-for-73 over his last 20 games. … Boston released
LHP Chris Capuano and traded LHP Rich Hill, who hit the second
opt-out date in his contract while pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket,
to the Los Angeles Angels for $1. … Cubs CF Junior Lake is 0-for-6
with six strikeouts in the series.
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